- 2.23.11 - 11:30AM
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- Wendy Rose Gould
Meet Etti-Cat, the 1960s LOLcat
Long before LOLcat was demanding cheezburgerz and stealin' ur goods, a 1960s feline named "Etti-cat" prowled the Earth.
This Etti-cat, also known as the courtesy cat, taught adults and children alike all the manners they needed to know.
Originally featured in a children's book by author Jo Mary McCormick, Etti-cat gained momentum with the adult crowd. The courtesy kitty was even featured in New York's well-traversed subways where he trained passengers to give up their seats for white-haired ladies and refrain from adding unsightly graffiti. You can check out a few snapshots from Etti-cat's Big Apple golden days on BuzzFeed.
And, for your viewing pleasure -- and for the sake of your manners -- we snagged a vintage copy of the actual Etti-Cat book. Enjoy the best of Courtesy Cat's rules of conduct.
Purchase a vintage copy of Etti-Cat, The Courtesy Cat for your personal library here.
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